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Meet with
Dr. Bertrand Piccard

and get fascinated by the

"20 days around the World"

adventure report.

Another dream of mankind became true: With a hot balloon around the world. The world's best balloonist did try it  - the Swiss Psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard and the British Engineer Brian Jones finally did it.

On March 21st 1999 at 05:52 GMT, Breitling Orbiter 3 touched down in south-western Egypt, 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes after leaving Château d'Oex and fighting against stormy wind, rain and cold. It had completed the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight. This exploit demonstrates that, on the cusp of the new millennium, adventure is still possible.

Dr. Piccard just arrived in Beijing - this time with SWISSAIR - and invites you to join his fascinating report of his adventure on

Sunday, September 10th at 6 PM

Ming Ballroom, Hilton Hotel

followed by a dinner cocktail reception at the Panorama Gallery:
Costs: - FREE for SSB members (if registered before Sept. 8th)
- RMB 100 for non members (50% for children below 12)

Registration before Sept. 8th:

- SSB members via
- Non members via fax to 6465 3056 (or advance ticket sales at Hilton Beijing 6466 2288 ext. 7370)

This event is brought to you by: The Swiss Society Beijing - Swissair - Presence Switzerland
- The Embassy of Switzerland - Hilton Beijing


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